Daily News from New York, New York on October 2, 1974 · 10
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Daily News from New York, New York · 10

New York, New York
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Wednesday, October 2, 1974
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?M2M Sat fcoflSjL, " EVERY DAY A SALE DAY t o P5 a o H a o o Q SO J A New Ball Game IT'S ALL over and out between the Richard Pistells. The A divorce is final. The former Mrs. Pistell was once the Marquess .de Portago, widow of the Spanish nobleman racing driver who was killed m the Mille Migha years ago. The April in Paris Ball, -which, unfortunately, had become one of the things one just didn't go to in the last several years (despite the dear chairmen), is hoping for a social xenasissance this year, Heaven knows there s an excellent chance because Princess Edward de Lobkowicz, born Princess Francoise de Bourbon-Panne, is coming over from Paris- to head the whole thing. And bringing her not-to-be-sneezed-at prestige and a lot of pals with her. The theme of the ball will be the chic resort of Biarritz during the Second Empire (1851-1870). Maurice Carrere will decorate the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf -Astoria to recreate the atmosphere, of that giddy time. Winter-halter's famous and rav- ishingly beautiful painting of Empress Eugenie (wife of Napoleon III) and her eight ladies-in-waiting will be recreated on stage, and participating will be a lot of those international society vedettes we all know and love or try to. For instance the Duchess dUzes, the American-born Peggy Bedford d'Arenberg, will portray the Empress Eugenie, which should come as a surprise to no one. Peggy always did like titles. (She was a princess before she was a duchess.) Mrs. Oscar Wyatt . of Mrs. Betsy Bloomingdale She'll Join tableau Houston will represent the Princess d'Esslinsr.- The American-born Comtesse de Cosse Brissac (she is Prince Lobkowicz's sister-in-law), will be done up as the Marquise de Las Mansmas. The American born Vicomtesse de Rosiere (Peggy isn't the only one turned on by titles) will be the Baroness de Malart. Beatrix de Mac Mahon (she's actually the Comtesse Patrick de Mac Mahon don't you love it?) will appear as the Comtesse de Montebello. Beatrix's husband descends from the Marechal de Mac Mahon, the first president of the 1 bird Kepublic, who was created Duke de Magenta by Napoleon IIL (Would you say .she was a natural for the part?) Mrs. Alfred Bloomingdale, the ever-chic' Betsy, of Beverly Hills, will join the tableau as the Baroness de Pierres. They all sincerely hope that youll like their little act and their sausage curls. Besides the group from Paris, headed by Princess Lobkowicz and the Baroness (Daisy) de Cabrol, there will be a large contingent flying from Biarritz (headed by its perennial mayor, Mon sieur Gay Petit) on a chartered plane. Also en board will be the world famous Basque singers who have been rehearsing for a whole bloody month for their first U-S. stmt. all this excitement takes places on the nteht of Oct. 25. Princess Lobkowicz is coming over a whole week ahead of time just tc be sure everything is comme il faut. She's no fool. Fashioned in Bronze Liza Minnelli, now a big married lady for the second time, looked marvelous in Halston's bronze sequin pajamas at the party Halstonv gave for her and her new husband. Jack Haley Jr., at his spectacular new town house, new to Halston, that is. Although it's almost brazenly modem, the house was built at the end of World War IL - There's nothing quite like Halson's digs anywhere, but if you suffer from vertigo or fear of height stay awaay. The living room ceiling is four stories high, and getting up to those four floors via banister-less staircases that are practically cat-walks is a little like scaling Mount Whitney. But beautiful! The glassed-in garden at the back of the first-floor living room features sky-high trees and plants, two snowy fan-tailed doves anda macaw - or is it a cockatoo? The furniture is so comfortable you fall asleep in it if there isn't a party for 100 going on. Among those kissing the bride and groom (and each other) and wandering from floor to floor: Mary Lasker in pink silk and Pearls, Carol Channing in Halston's silver sequin pajamas, Lois Chiles in long black velvet. ' Glad, Sad or Somewhere in Between And then their were Lauren Bacall back from London after two years and not sure yet whether she's glad or sad, Kay Graham in from Washington and the Kissinger party the night before, Lily and Dougias Auchincloss, Elsa Peretti in a red cape and a couple of those diamonds-by-the-yard chains she designs for Tiffany's, and Harry Piatt, Tiffany's president. Also Tennessee Williams who is writing his first novel due next year, Diana Vreeland who had been to some smashing dinner beforehand (but when hasn't she ? ) Carrie Donovan in turban and boots, Berry (Berenson) and Tony Perkins, Norton Simon biggie David Mahoney with Hilly Merrill, masses of models and lots of damp people who had enough sense to come in out of torrential rain, Joe Eula, cute and cuddly in a sweater, and others much too cross-secton to mention. At a Halston party you can watch tout New York go by. Ouick-Change Artistry . . . Famous Maker's Mix 'n Match Coordinates L t 1 Distinctive coordinates from a foremost fashion manufacturer styled to create a variety of stunning outfits in worsted-look Da-cron polyester double-knit. Va riety of colors. A. Hexagon-pattern belted shirt jacket with notched collar and 2 pocketsJSizes 8-1 6 $ 15 B. Tweedy solid-color pull-on pants. Sizes 8-16. $8 C. Belted tweed cardigan with contrast ribbing. V-neck; 2 pockets. Sizes 8-16. $12 D. Hexagon-pattern front pleated skirt. Sizes 8-16. $8 E. Tweedy shirt jacket with shirred yoke back and 2 pockets. Sizes 8-16. $15 F. Long sleeve western shirt with yoke front and 2 tabs. Sizes 8-16. y $8 G. Hexagon-pattern pull-on pants. Sizes 8-16. ' $8 Sportswear Dept. MANHATTAN 14th St. at I BROOKLYN Fulton at Bond - JAMAICA Jomoka Ave. of 169th St. GLEN OAKS Union Tpko. at 25Sth St. LEVlTTOWN Hompstood Tpko. MASSAPEQUA Sunrin hT way at Unqua RcL WOODMERE .Rockaway Blvd. ot 248th St. FISHKILL 84-atRt.9

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